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Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in, 89.9 kW / 120.6 hp / 120.6 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 200.0 N·m / 147.5 lb·ft / 147.5 lb·ft @ 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelGolf 1.4 TSIIssued until
SerieGolf 5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4199 mm / 165.3 in / 165.3 inTotal (curb) weight1215 kg / 2679 lb / 2679 lb
Width1779 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inDry weight
Height1479 mm / 58.2 in / 58.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2578 mm / 101.5 in / 101.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1513 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.9 sq ft / 23.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.4 sq ft / 7.4 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.1 kW / 23.0 hp / 23.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.6 mm / 2.98 in / 2.98 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplydirect petrol injectionEngine displacement1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity347.50 cm3/cylinder / 21.206 cu in/cylinder / 21.206 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power89.9 kW / 120.6 hp / 120.6 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque200.0 N·m / 147.5 lb·ft / 147.5 lb·ft at 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.9 kW / 76.3 hp / 76.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output64.7 kW/l / 1.421 bhp/cu in / 1.421 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque143.9 N·m/l / 1.26 lb·ft/cu in / 1.26 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.65
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.06

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio99.2 kW/ton / 75.1 bhp/ton / 75.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.50 s / 9.50 s / 9.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time16.90 s / 16.90 s / 16.90 s Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time31.00 s / 31.00 s / 31.00 s CO2 emissions144 g/km / 232 g/mi / 232 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front195/65 R 15 HTyres rear195/65 R 15 H
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear253 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI

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